Diego Figueiredo comes all the way from Brazil and is considered one of the most talented guitar players in the world today. Diego’s unique interpretations, along with his phenomenal technique and emotion, has created an explosion of adoring fans and concert goers around the world. Ken Peplowski is one of the leading clarinetists and sax players in jazz today. He has performed and recorded with all the greats including Mel Torme, Charlie Byrd, Peggy Lee, Benny Goodman, Madonna, Steve Allen, Woody Allen, and many more. A wonderful duo of souls. It all started in 1962 with hit songs “The Girl from Ipanema”, “Corcovado”, and “Wave” and famous album “Jazz Samba” which hit #1 on The Billboard Pop Chart. Now the world-renowned artists Diego Figueiredo and Ken Peplowski recreate music from this era with their own special style.
Barron Ryan’s signature recital program, Classic Meets Cool, features some of the greatest piano music ever made, including groovy classical works, renditions from great jazz pianists, pop tune arrangements, and an original sonata. He will weave a story with his music and words that is sure to leave you speechless. The son of two musicians,
Barron Ryan grew up in a house filled with the sounds of artists ranging from Chopin to Michael Jackson. So when it comes to his own performing, he’s not content drawing on just one influence. He combines them all into a wonderful musical adventure that’s vintage yet fresh, historical yet hip, classic yet cool.
Michael Bridge (accordions & piano) and Kornel Wolak (clarinet & piano) are an internationallyacclaimed music & comedy duo. Integrating traditional acoustic instruments with 21st century digital technology, they perform their own uniquely re-imagined repertoire of classical, world and jazz fusion. With deft virtuosity and endless wit, these fun-loving gentlemen (with seven music degrees between them) have been called the “Victor Borges of the 21st Century.”
Described as “John Hartford meets John Coltrane,” Circus No. 9 is one of the most exciting new bands on the acoustic music scene today. Their music blurs the lines between bluegrass, jazz, jam bands, and more. Comprised of four highly
acclaimed extraordinary musicians on banjo, mandolin, bass and guitar, this Tennessee-based group was also a 2019 IBMA Momentum Band Award nominee. One fan says “Circus No. 9 represents everything that’s good about the new generation of acoustic music.”
Monthly Jazz Jams return live at Flushing Town Hall the second Wednesday of every month! Open to professional jazz musicians, graduate students studying jazz, music educators and serious hobbyists, Louis Armstrong Legacy Monthly Jazz Jams invites musicians to perform at Flushing Town Hall. All are welcome, regardless of instrument (vocalists, too!). Our Steinway baby grand and drum kit are available at each Jam. House Band and Jam Sessions are led by Carol Sudhalter, with Joe Vincent Tranchina, Scott Neumann, and Eric Lemon. Don't play, but love jazz? Come listen!
$10/FREE for Members, Students, & Jamming Musicians
Based on Alice Walker’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel!
Join us for this landmark musical about a remarkable woman named Celie. All she knows is heartbreak and dispare, until her friend Shug helps her realize her own self-worth. Celie uses her flair for fashion to build a better future. With a joyous score featuring jazz, gospel, blues, and African music, THE COLOR PURPLE is a story of resilience and a testament to the healing power of love.
Rated M for Mature. This play contains some language and adult themes.
BASED UPON THE NOVEL WRITTEN BY Alice Walker
AND THE WARNER BROS./AMBLIN ENTERTAINMENT MOTION PICTUREBOOK BY Marsha Norman
MUSIC & LYRICS BY Brenda Russell, Allee Willis, & Stephen Bray
Before the Beatles, there was Buddy Holly and the Crickets. It’s the 1950’s and a young man from Texas with big glasses and an even bigger dream is catapulting to the top of the Rock and Roll charts. With classic songs like “Peggy Sue,” and “That’ll Be The Day,” along with “La Bamba,” this high octane musical is a celebration of a man whose music and values were ahead of his time.
Rated PG for Parental Guidance. This play contains some mild adult themes.
WRITTEN BY Alan Janes
DIRECTED BY Suzanne Agins
CHOREOGRAPHED BY Jamal Story
Military Appreciation Night- Wed. October 20, 2021
Eric Lewis began his music career as a jazz pianist, performing alongside such powerhouses as Wynton Marsalis and Elvin Jones. A decade into his career, he reemerged as ELEW and began fusing his piano skills with modern pop and rock music, generating a new genre of music: rockjazz. Over the course of multiple albums, ELEW has reenergized songs by Coldplay and Michael Jackson, The Killers, and Lynyrd Skynyrd, to name a few. ELEW’s creativity and innovative artistry have propelled him to new endeavors in his career that range from composing for films, writing screenplays, and directing, to speaking engagements for Fortune 100 companies and luxury brands such as Google, Fendi, Disney, and Mercedes Benz. His newest album “ELEW Plays Rosenwinkel - CUBISM” is a collaboration between the genre-melding ELEW and modern jazz legend Kurt Rosenwinkel. “Cubism” is a compositional retrospective and daring leap into uncharted musical waters from two luminary artists
Show starts at 7:30 p.m. Box office opens at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are reserved seating; advance ticket purchase recommended.
In-Person Tickets (42 tickets only): $12/$10 Members- we will require audiences to continue to wear masks and practice social distancing.
Flushing Town Hall presents an in-person, live concert "Beautiful Vibration" - Colors of African Music featuring award-winning vocal virtuoso Gino Sitson. Originally from the Bamiléké region of Cameroon, Central Africa, Gino Sitson’s daring musical project combines jazz, gospel, blues and traditional African polyphonies, polyrhythms and melodies in a most innovative way. Join us for an exciting and energetic combination of new sounds, where percussive grooves and enchanting vocals are intertwined with lyrical melodies. His family comes from a long line of musicians known as Ntontas ("players of horns"). Sitson is a UNICEF Cameroon Goodwill Ambassador.
Gino Sitson: voice, body percussion & compositions
The Queens Jazz Orchestra Ensemble will be performed and streamed LIVE from Flushing Town Hall's Theater.
This concert will present the core rhythm section of the larger Queens Jazz Orchestra in a special program honoring NEA Jazz Master Jimmy Heath who passed away in January 19, 2020 at the age of 93. Jimmy Heath passed the baton to his protégé, Antonio Hart to conduct and lead the orchestra in his aftermath.
The ensemble is comprised of six amazing musicians: Freddie Hendrix on trumpet, Steve Davis on trombone, Antonio Hart on saxophone, Jeb Patton on piano, David Wong on bass, and Vince Ector on drums. They will perform some music composed by Jimmy Heath as well as jazz standard arrangements.